Hannity and Trump begin their latest interview by teaming up to hype hydroxychloroquine (neither of these guys are doctors) pic.twitter.com/iEX4Ch422F— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2020
Hannity's list of Trump's coronavirus response measures includes him mentioning it at the SOTU 🙃 pic.twitter.com/e6Z8JiM9Gu— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2020
Thank goodness Trump pressed the drug industry pic.twitter.com/4k9kT9hkeo— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2020
TRUMP: "By the way, the hydroxychloroquine, we have millions of doses that I bought. I bought millions of doses. You know, for the country." pic.twitter.com/Xuruf6dw30— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2020
"I just saw on your show, and a couple of other people just reported back to me, that everyone is in the great shape from the standpoint of ventilators." -- Trump says he watches Sean Hannity's show for guidance about which states need ventilators pic.twitter.com/edWUNpjJxj— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2020
Trump on Andrew Cuomo: "He has a hard time getting the words out, 'thank you' ... it's turning out I'm right because they wanted 40,000 ventilators -- 40,000 -- and they're not going to need anywhere near that, and we said that." pic.twitter.com/OJCKj99LPv— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2020
Trump closes the interview by taking a shot at the media: "The lame stream media has been extremely dishonest and it's a shame, it's very sad." pic.twitter.com/HOfqa76n9S— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2020
And here’s WHY!https://t.co/qdenatcO0u— ᗰᔕ ᗷEᒪᒪᗩ ᔕOᑭᕼIᗩ Ⓥ (@MsBellaSophia) April 8, 2020
I hope they use the hydroxychloroquine ... But I hope they use it because I'll tell you what: What do you have to lose?... What do you have to lose? It's been out there for a long time, and I hope they use it. ... Get what you have to get. ... We have a lot of it, and we're getting more of it. ... We're getting more of it, but we have a lot of it. And I hope they use it, because it's been used for a long time ... I've seen some results. ... I don't know what it says, but there's a rumor out there that ... You know, maybe it's true, maybe it's not. Why don't you investigate that? And there's also other studies, you know, with the malaria ... people that take this drug for malaria, which is very effective for malaria ... I don't know. You're going to check it out. But I think people should — if it were me — in fact, I might do it anyway. I may take it. Okay? I may take it. ... I may take it. ... There's a possibility, a possibility, and I say it. What do you have to lose? I'll say it again. What do you have to lose? Take it. I really think they should take it, but it's their choice ... But hydroxychloroquine. Try it, if you'd like. ... If this drug works ... It will be wonderful. It'll be so beautiful. It'll be a gift from heaven if it works. ...
But we have already 29 million. If you look — I mean, that's a big number. Twenty-nine million doses. And we've got millions of doses that are being made here and many millions of doses that are made elsewhere that are being shipped here, and it will be arriving. ... I'll just speak for myself: It's been out for a long time. It's a malaria drug. ... Now, maybe that's correct; maybe it's false. You're going to have to check it out. But there's a lot of very positive things happening with that. That's a game changer if that's the case. ... But tremendous promise with — with what's just been mentioned. ... It's worked unbelievably. It's this powerful drug on malaria. ... And, in the meantime, it's been around a long time. It also works very powerfully on lupus. Lupus. ... This is a new thing that just happened to us — the "invisible enemy," we call it. ... I just think it's something — you know the expression, I've used it for certain reasons: "What do you have to lose?" What do you have to lose? And a lot of people are saying that when — and are taking it ... But what do you have to lose? They say, "Take it." ... But we have some very good signs. So that's hydroxychloroquine ... But I've seen things that I sort of like. So what do I know? I'm not a doctor. I'm not a doctor. But I have common sense. ... [W]e have it stockpiled — about 29 million doses. Twenty-nine million doses. We have a lot of it. We hope it works. ... A vaccine would be great. ... We'll see what happens. In the meantime, you may listen to what I said about the two drugs mentioned. ...
The side effects? The side effects are the least of it. You have people dying all over the place. ... So, a woman last night — I watched her on one of the shows — a good show; Laura — and she was — she thought she was dead. ... She thought she was dead. I think she said that her doctor said she's — you know ... And they went to the store — which I made available, because we have millions of doses. ... Four hours later, she awoke and she said, "I feel better." ... And she thanked me. She thanked me even in a tweet. She said, "I want to thank President Trump. He saved my life." ... There are many of those stories. And I say, "Try it." ... I mean, if you're in trouble, if you're going to die and you're going to die — I mean, it's — you're not going to die from this pill. Now, there could be some side effects ... I'm not saying — I'm not a doctor. I'm just saying ... No, I got — we got people dying in this country and all over the world, right now, not in a couple of years. They're dying. As we speak, there are people dying. And I really think it's a great thing to try, just based on what I know. Again, I'm not a doctor. ... I don't know. But there's a lot of good examples. ... I appreciate that woman. You have to see it to believe it. The way she spoke, it was like a miracle. And this was not a fan of mine, but she's a fan of mine now.